Climate change Conference

The Success Story of the 7th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC 2023)

The 7th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC 2023) was held from 9th – 10th of February at Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka under the theme “Climate Action and Emerging Challenges: Land- and Ocean-Based Solutions.” The conference united diverse researches and case studies from all over the world, in parallel sessions while offering many networking and publishing opportunities. Moreover, the conference welcomed 100+ Academicians, Researchers, Scientists, Activists and Professionals from 𝟮𝟱+ 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 across the globe.

The conference was organized by the International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka and hosted by the Association for Environment Management and Sustainability (AEMS) and De La Salle University, Philippines in collaboration with Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, Rambhai Barni Rajabhat University, Thailand, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Nigeria, Universitas Mulawarman, Indonesia, The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia, University of Nottingham, Malaysia, Kocaeli University, Turkey, and University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences, Bangladesh, Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) South Africa, as Academic Partners of the Conference. ICCC 2023 was also collaborated with the Global Climate Change Foundation, Thuru, Bangladesh Environment and Development Society, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, and Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB) as strategic partners of the conference.

Inauguration Ceremony and Keynote Speech

The opening remarks of ICCC 2023 were made by Mr. Isanka P. Gamage (Co-Founder & Managing Director – The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka) and the Conference Co-Chair, Prof. Erandathie Lokupitiya, (Professor in Environmental Science, Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences Director, Center for Environmental Initiatives, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka). Representatives from De La Salle University, Philippines, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Sri Lanka and Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), South Africa addressed the gathering. The keynote speaker was Prof. Mohan Munasinghe, who was also the founder and chairman of the Munasinghe Institute for Development in Sri Lanka. His speech was titled “Integrating Climate Policies into Overall Sustainable Development Strategy – The Balanced Inclusive Green Growth (BIGG) Path”) and was delivered at the conference.
Erandathie Lokupitiya, Climate change conference
Conference Co-Chair
Prof. Erandathie
Lokupitiya
Professor
University of Colombo
Sri Lanka
keynote Speaker
Prof. Mohan Munasinghe
Founder Chairman of the Munasinghe Institute for Development, Sri Lanka
Plenary Speaker
Dr. Chutapa
Kunsook
Rambhai Barni Rajabhat University
Thailand
Plenary Speaker
Prof. S. W. Kotagama
Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
keynote Speaker
Wiwik Harjanti
Mulawarman University
Indonesia
Workshop Speaker
Prof. Eduardo S. Brondizio
Indiana University
USA
Workshop Speaker
Dr. Stacey Archfield
Research Hydrologist - Water Resources, USA

Participants from more than 25+ Countries

ICCC 2023 consisted of over 100+ participants from 25 countries around the world, including Sri Lanka, South Africa, Indonesia, Thailand, Morocco, Israel, Bangladesh, Philippines, India, Turkey, Canada, Iran, Republic of Korea, Brazil, Australia, Netherlands, Nigeria, USA, Micronesia, Romania, Portugal, Italy, Malavi, Bahrain. The Conference provided an opportunity for participants to share their valuable knowledge from various perspectives. This conference had representation from almost every continent and regions across the world, to share views and ideas on Climate Change and network with international colleagues.

Technical Sessions

ICCC 2023 comprised of Sixteen (16) Technical Sessions and One Poster Session. The Technical Sessions were under the below themes:

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND BIODIVERSITY IN A WARMING WORLD
  • CLIMATE CHANGE: MITIGATION, MEASUREMENTS, MODELLING, AND PREDICTIONS I
  • CLIMATE CHANGE ECONOMICS, LAW AND POLICY
  • IMPACTS, HAZARDS, RISKS, AND EFFECTIVE ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE I
  • CLIMATE CHANGE, AWARENESS, GREEN INITIATIVES AND PRODUCTS I
  • GLOBAL WARMING, AGRICULTURE, AND FOOD SECURITY I
  • CARBON MANAGEMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION I
  • CLIMATE CHANGE, AWARENESS GREEN INITIATIVES AND PRODUCTS
  • TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, LAW AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Overall Best Presenters of ICCC 2023

Publication Workshop on “Tips for getting published in international Journals Experience as an Editor and Associate Editor”

Dr. Stacey Archfield

Research Hydrologist - Water Resources
USA

Publication Workshop on Communicating Your Research – Publishing in Journals, and Beyond

Prof. Harini Nagendra

Azim Premji University
India

Panel Discussion on "Can We Achieve the Goal of Climate Action and Net Zero Targets, as Planned, with the Ongoing Climate and Economic Crisis?

Moderator
Dr. Athula Senaratne
Senior Agriculture Specialist, World Bank, Sri Lanka
Panelist
Mr. H. K. Wickramasinghe
Deputy Director General Demand Side Management
Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority, Sri Lanka
Panelist
Prof. Amal S. Kumarage
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka
Panelist
Prof. Buddhi Marambe
University of Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka

Physical Session Chairs and Evaluation Panel Members of ICCC 2023

  • Erandathie Lokupitiya, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Deepthi Wikramasinghe, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Sarath Kotagama, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Sardhanee Dias, Director, ESSD, Sri Lanka
  • Hemanthi Ranasinghe, University of Sri Jayewardene, Sri Lanka
  • Jagath Deva Vidanagama, Chief Technical Specialist, Accelerating Industries Climate Response in Sri Lanka
  • Sena Peiris, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
  • A. L. Sandika, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
  • Sonali Senaratna Sellamuttu, Global Green Growth Institute, Sri Lanka
  • Maxim Shoshany, Technion, Israel
  • Akshar Tripathi, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna, India
  • Reet Kamal Tiwari, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), India
  • Asha Karunaratne, Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka
  • Eranga M. Wimalasiri, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
  • (Mrs.) Christina Shanthi De Silva, The Open University of Sri Lanka

Virtual Session Chairs and Evaluation Panel Members of ICCC 2023

  • Yiu Fai Tsang, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Jacques Laubscher, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
  • Hamdhani, Mulawarman University, Indonesia
  • Thaddeus P. Lawas, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
  • Nasir Uddin, Founder and President, Global Climate change Foundation (GCCF), Bangladesh
  • Abel Aderemi Adebayo, Modibbo Adama University, Nigeria
  • Henry Odiri Igugu, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
  • Asha Karunaratne, Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka
  • Tariene’ Gaum, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
  • Mohamed Esham, Sabaragamuwa University of SriLanka
  • Nagehan Ilemin Alan, Kocaeli University, Turkey

Review Committee of ICCC 2023

  • Dr. Eleanor Milne, Colorado State University, USA
  • Tapas Bhattacharyya, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, India
  • Prabir Patra, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan
  • Mohamed Esham, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
  • Yiu Fai Tsang, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Prof. Chutapa Kunsook, Rambhai Barni Rajabhat University, Thailand
  • Prof. Chawanrat Somnuek , Rambhai Barni Rajabhat University, Thailand
  • Prof. Na-monrak Khamchatra, Rambhai Barni Rajabhat University, Thailand
  • Sookpichaya Charrunchon, Rambhai Barni Rajabhat University, Thailand
  • Saowapha Surawut, Rambhai Barni Rajabhat University, Thailand
  • Prof. Huseyin Guven, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  • Prof. Idıl Arslan Alaton, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  • Gulen Iskender, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  • Abel A. Adebayo, Modibbo Adama University Yola, Nigeria
  • Abbas Bashir, Modibbo Adama University Yola, Nigeria
  • Mohamed Esham, Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka
  • Asha Karunaratne, Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka
  • Eranga M. Wimalasiri, Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka
  • Prof. Chewa Thassana, Rambhai Barni Rajabhat University
  • Eduardo C. Calzeta, The University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
  • Thaddeus P. Lawas, The University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
  • Aamir Alamgir, University of Karachi, Pakistan
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